We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 560 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 16 years we have worked to bring our industry together.

Archive by Year

2021

Vol. 621 – How to Mitigate and Manage Continuous Cyber Security Threats

July 22, 2021

As employees are increasingly working remotely, the risk of cyber-attacks continues to rise. One of the most noticeable impacts of the pandemic on work culture is how it accelerated technological adoption.

Recognizing these sharp changes, employers must take responsibility for “reskilling” their employees to help them adapt to new technologies. In this week’s Meet the Experts, Joseph Chukwube lays out 7 ways companies can mitigate and manage continuous cyber security threats.

Vol. 620 – 10 Disciplines of Effective Cyber Security Leadership

July 8, 2021

Cyber threats should no longer be considered a low probability high impact event due to global interoperability/ connectedness, recent unprecedented events across the nation and world, social unrest, extended isolation, and the increase of the labor force working from home. The threat surface area, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for attack have been exponentially increased for attackers to infiltrate “critical ecosystems.” Andrew Peden offers “ten disciplines” leaders can use to mitigate their cyber risk.

Vol. 619 – The 7 Deadly Sins We All Should Avoid

June 16, 2021

Cyber thieves are on the prowl and they set themselves apart from typical thieves in several different ways. Andy Ziegler and Al Irizarry discuss the simple ways individuals and businesses can protect themselves. They outline 7 deadly cybersecurity sins that most individuals commit daily, leaving themselves wide open to be destroyed. How does your daily cyber use measure up?

Vol. 618 – 30 Lessons from 30 Years of Crisis Management

June 2, 2021

Our expert this week is Jonathan Bernstein, who started the first international email newsletter on the topic of crisis management, which now reaches readers in 75 countries. Here are 30 lessons from his 30-year career in crisis management. Each one is a gem of wisdom.

Vol. 617 – Power Loss: A Tale of Two Companies

May 19, 2021

The average property in the US experiences 2 hours of power loss per year. This may not be too bad. However, if there are utility outages that last days or even longer, it can be downright devastating. What many may not realize is that with a bit of pre-planning and minimal investment, they can maintain all critical company functions and keep their doors open. Andy Ziegler explores basic options that satisfy most businesses and some more advanced ones larger, more complex organizations should consider.

Vol. 616 – Choose Path-Diverse Connectivity for Emergency Response

May 5, 2021

As we enter the second year of the pandemic and governments and communities assess their emergency preparedness efforts, diverse backup and multi-transport networks offer the best path forward to withstand the harsh realities ahead. For emergency response planning now and into the future, one action to take is to fortify communication networks with a path-diverse solution that includes satellite infrastructure. Tony Bardo tells us more.

Vol. 615 – Is Operational Resilience Just BC Done Properly?

April 22, 2021

Business continuity veteran Charlie Maclean-Bristol looks at what operational resilience means and how it compares with business continuity. While working on an operational resilience exercise for a client, he heard another industry expert state: “Operational resilience is just business continuity done properly.” Charlie’s article explores this statement. We are curious – what do you think? Stay tuned for more discussion on this topic.

Vol. 614 – We Generate Power and Water; How Can We Work Remotely?

April 8, 2021

The key word at the end of 2020 has become resilience: cyber resilience, organization resilience, business continuity resilience. Like a game of cards, play the best hand where possible, however, think of other options that could be presented and know when to treat (play the risk), tolerate (the hand dealt) or know when to bail out and terminate the risk. Unplanned events are just that – unplanned, but, the risks could be mitigated. Amber Low writes.

Vol. 613 – Agile Leadership – The Key to Success

March 17, 2021

Peter Power, who is a popular keynote speaker at international conferences on business continuity, emergency management and resilience, today offers insights on the critical role leaders must play in our increasingly fast-paced and complex world. Peter asserts that “Agile Leadership” will be critical for successfully navigating crises in 2021 and beyond. He defines the attributes of an agile leader and suggests command structures which will facilitate recovery in all types of organizations, public and private.

Vol. 612 – NYC Mayor’s Office Diplomat Shares Real-Life Lessons

March 3, 2021

DRI Resilience Excellence Summit is happening this week. This can’t-miss session with Lolita Jackson, Climate Policy and Programs Advisor NYC Mayor’s Office, is full of real-life lessons learned – from 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy to the current pandemic, Jackson has been at the center of New York City’s response. Jackson has a unique perspective as a survivor of two terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center – The first was the 1993 bombing of the WTC, and the second was the 9/11 disaster. Employed by a Wall Street firm at the time, both events required her evacuation. This captivating presentation is available below.

Vol. 611 – Be Like Netflix, not Reddit: SaaS Disaster Response

February 17, 2021

Having a plan to respond to a problem generally allows you to respond to said problem quickly and to limit its impact. Generally, the bigger a problem could be, the more important it is to have a plan in place to respond to it. It’s very important for businesses to have a continuity and recovery plan for business- stopping circumstances like natural disasters and cyber attacks. Chinmayee Paunikar explains.

Vol. 610 – The Perils of Paying Ransoms

February 3, 2021

As of last October Ransomware is an entirely new reality and cyber experts, at least in the US, must now contend with new regulations that could be a big problem. Ransom payments are essentially banned by the U.S. Treasury, and your insurance probably won’t help much! Jon Murphy reviews some of the recent changes and how they might affect your organization and the protection you believe is available from your insurance carrier.